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Kennedy Building

Listed in the 1919 City Directory as the home of the Studebaker Corporation of Canada, this building now home to the Beer Market, has had a long life. In the early 1920’s (it’s listed as a furniture store in the 1921 directory) it was purchased and became home to the Meretsky & Glitin Furniture Company. In 1927, the furniture store expanded up by two floors, and was renamed the…
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666 Chatham Street East

Back in January, a report (which I thought I had, but can’t find…) came across the council agenda, requesting a demolition permit for 666-668 Chatham Street East. The report stated that based upon inspection the property is structurally sound, and that…
Windsor

155-157 Louis

Next to go, is this burned out mess on Louis, right off of Riverside Drive. It’s about time the city started to take some action on these eyesore properties in the core. It wasn’t that long ago, if something burned down, it was quickly taken care of. These days…
Windsor

University Avenue Underpass

The other week, I was out with Darren from Photo404, and he took me to the University Ave. underpass. The area is littered with broken glass, so if you head in on two wheels, be sure to walk your bike in to avoid any flats. It is accessible from the riverfront trail heading under Riverside Drive just west of the NFL playground. Sadly most of what is under there is just useless tagging, and there…
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Demolition Time!

The old dealership at Tecumseh and Parent, just east of the Caboto Club met the building eaters Tuesday afternoon. The ad above for Lorne T. Rowson G.M. dealer is from the 1958 phone book. The dealership at 915 Tecumseh Road East has been home to many dealerships over the…
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Hoa Viet - Part II

*This is a follow up to a post about this building that appeared in June, 2008. Today is this building’s birthday. 80 years young, as it opened to the public Monday July 8, 1929. While browsing the microfilm at the library looking for something else, I stumbled across…
Windsor

Farmer's Market

Despite the CUPE strike, and despite Councillor Gignac’s lone vote against allowing this market, the result was a great success! A dedicated group of organizers and volunteers worked their asses off to make sure this went off as well as it did. Work started late…
Windsor

Downtown Farmer's Market Tomorrow

Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market Tomorrow! Check out the website here: http://www.downtownfarmersmarket.ca/. There may be some differences between the information on the site, and that on the poster. I’ve been told to pass along that the poster is…